EMBL, HEREON, and DESY are joining forces to host the event “From Lab to Launch: A Scientist’s Journey into Entrepreneurship” on May 14th.

With this event, we aim at fostering entrepreneurial initiatives and equip scientists with essential information to take their first steps toward entrepreneurship, bolstered by the support of the organizing institutions.

Serving as a platform for idea exchange, professional insights, and networking, this event offers invaluable guidance to prospective entrepreneurs as they navigate the transition from the lab to the launch of a start-up company. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet peers at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey, facilitating knowledge exchange and further enriching their experience. This networking also serves as a gateway to experts from diverse fields, allowing founders and scientists to address their specific needs and concerns effectively.

Please note that attendance will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register here.

Agenda :

14:00 – 14:45
Introduction and Keynote
Best Practices to Accelerate the Translation of Academic Starting Points to Commercially Viable Products”
Thomas Hanke, EVP/Head Academic Partnerships of EVOTEC

14:45 – 15:30
Panel Discussion
„Breaking Down Innovation Barriers on the Entrepreneurial Journey“
Katarzyna Polak-Krasna, Founder of Sensimply
Dimitri Svergun, Co-Founder and Managing Director of BioSAXS
Julian von Hassell, Chairman of Baltic Business Angels Schleswig-Holstein e.V.
JĂĽrgen Bauer, Deputy Managing Director of EMBLEM Technology Transfer GmbH
Dorothea Ringe, Head of DESY Start-up Office

15:30 – 16:00
Networking and Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45
Speed Dating with Experts

17:00 – 19:00
Networking and BBQ

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